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reblogged from bethestraw

bethestraw:

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The Transfiguration of Jesus Christ is one of my favorite stories in the Bible. The Divine glory of the Savior manifests before Peter and the sons of thunder. And to top it all off, a cloud overshadows all present, from which comes a voice, “This is my beloved…

reblogged from reynardine

mothgirlwings:

The Three Ages (1923)

hmmm…
Slow down and pray.
Fast and appreciate what we really need.
And practice some selfless almsgiving.

mothgirlwings:

The Three Ages (1923)

hmmm…

Slow down and pray.

Fast and appreciate what we really need.

And practice some selfless almsgiving.

reblogged from heartlessmuffineater

It’s tempting to make Lent some ambitious period of personal reinvention, but it’s best to keep it simple and focused. There’s a reason the Church works on these mysteries year after year. We spend our entire lives growing closer to God. Don’t try to cram it all in one Lent. That’s a recipe for failure.

Bishop David Ricken (Green Bay)

(Source: usccbmedia.blogspot.com)

reblogged from pilgrimlog

pilgrimlog:

Here’s a pic that I took at St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 in New Orleans where everybody gets into Mardi Gras.  I suppose this image also demonstrates a juxtaposition between hedonistic pleasure and the sobering reality of death, and, for us, another reminder that we are dust and to dust we shall return.  

pilgrimlog:

Here’s a pic that I took at St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 in New Orleans where everybody gets into Mardi Gras.  I suppose this image also demonstrates a juxtaposition between hedonistic pleasure and the sobering reality of death, and, for us, another reminder that we are dust and to dust we shall return.  

reblogged from bethestraw

bethestraw:

Pope Benedict XVI’s Message for Lent 2012

It’ll take you about ten minutes. Come on.

You can spare that.

Print it out. Make yourself some tea. Read it. Reflect on it - meditate on your upcoming Lenten journey.

It’ll be worth it.

Here’s a taste to whet your appetite:

“We must not remain silent before evil. I am thinking of all those Christians who, out of human regard or purely personal convenience, adapt to the prevailing mentality, rather than warning their brothers and sisters against ways of thinking and acting that are contrary to the truth and that do not follow the path of goodness. Christian admonishment, for its part, is never motivated by a spirit of accusation or recrimination. It is always moved by love and mercy, and springs from genuine concern for the good of the other.”